Behold Studios already took us on one great geeky trip down memory lane, and the developers are getting ready to do it again. Knights of Pen & Paper: +1 Edition will recreate and expand upon the mobile homage to traditional RPGs and eight-bit graphics for a wider range of platforms thanks to publisher Paradox Interactive. And if you understand what the “+1” means without further explanation, you’re probably perfect for this game.
If you’ve been searching for the next great action-adventure game to play on your mobile device, then look no further, because Magicka is here. Taking everything that made the PC Magicka titles so great and refining them further, the best way that I can describe Magicka: Wizards of the Square Tablet is that it plays like a mobile touchscreen version of games like Castle Crashers; and yes, it’s as amazing as it sounds.
Go fetch your finest wizard robe out of your closet, because it’s never been a better time to be a Magicka fan. Not only do we have the hugely anticipated mobile adventure Magicka: Wizards of the Square Tablet finally releasing this week after a minor delay, but another new game set in the Magicka universe has also just been announced. The game in question is called Magicka: Wizard Wars and it’s gearing up to bring the cooperative aspects of the Magicka series onto a competitive multiplayer field. The game is being developed by a new studio within Paradox Interactive called Paradox North, as opposed to the creators of the original Magicka, Arrowhead Game Studios.
The Duke of Wellington was a great general, but he wasn’t distracted by the need to look after Britain’s Industrial output or cultural heritage. His King, George III, had some qualities as a monarch, but didn’t have to busy himself with the precise disposition of the brigades in his peninsular armies. To succeed in March of the Eagles, you’ll have to do all this and more by yourself.
Theme parks can be scary for a lot of reasons. A fear of rollercoasters, for example, keeps a lot of people from ever entering one. And the overpriced food? That's unsettling in a whole other way. But neither of those things are what makes DungeonLand such a frightful place, and while I can't put my finger on what's wrong with it, I'm leaning towards the hand the "Evil Lord Dungeon Master" played in shaping it. And the monsters don't help much, either.
The comparisons are inevitable so I’m just gonna go ahead and make the obvious one right at the top: Warlock: Master of the Arcane owes its entire existence to Civilization. There. That’s out of the way. And while the comparison is inevitable and warranted, that doesn’t mean Warlock is some cheap rip-off. On the contrary, it basically takes all the best parts and melds them into a fantasy wasteland where throngs battle each other over land and sea. In a civilized turn-based fashion, of course.
In Warlock: Master of the Arcane, players will wield magic, raise armies and build empires in a Civilization-style strategy game that pits wizard against wizard in an arcane battle for the title of Warlock.
I’ll be spending the next 700 or so words explaining to you why you shouldn’t buy Defenders of Ardania. It would be best that you not bother reading them and just trust me, but that statement alone is not what I was hired to do. So, here it goes.
When Electronic Arts launched their Origin platform last year, it was definitely an interesting development – but since that time, the platform seems to have stagnated. Sure it’s great if you’re into The Old Republic or any of EA’s “Play4Free” titles, but if you want to experience anything outside of the EA world, you typically still had to go somewhere else. Lucky for EA, this trend is finally changing.
I love Magicka the way a fat kid loves cake. I adore it completely, see my addiction with some guilt and know for a fact that it will inevitably get me killed. Of course, unlike diabetes, death in Magicka tends to happen with greater frequency and more hilarity. Best played with four people and easier completed with two, Arrowhead Studio's action-adventure is the textbook definition of the phrase "Hell is Other People."
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